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of the damage left behind from monday's storms >> the rain is welcomed in maryland in the powerful storms that hit yesterday afternoon. >> damage was sporadic with trees down. thunderstorms ripped through yesterday afternoon, for those hit hardest. >> water pouring down. it was hell >> the water was running down. >> reporter: it wasn't the rain. >> you heard this big boom and it sounded like a cannon going off. but it wasn't a cannon going off, it was lightening hitting the tree and the tree falling. >> reporter: lines were still hot and they're urging people to treat any line as dangerous. lightning caused one house fire >> the smoke from the vent in the middle and all of a sudden the fire started and the corner and that was it >> trees and heavy limbs fell. but no reports of injuries >> as bad as it is, power went out, we are grateful that no one got hurt. >> reporter: they continue to restore power down from a high of 50 homes and businesses without electricity. >> stay with us for first-warning weather coverage. for updates and live radar, log onto wjz.com any time >>> a maryland gir
>>> seismic shock. an earthquake rocks maryland, shaking many people out of the sound sleep. hi, everybody. i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. wjz has more on this event. tim williams has more on the actual quake. but we begin with alex demetrick, who spoke with people who experienced it this morning. >> well, it was small, as earthquakes go. but it was still large enough to set a record in maryland and press some nerves on edge. >>> baltimore is a long way from earthquake country. but the city shook. >> the dog woke me up, wining -- whining and crying. and then the earthquake happened. shook the bed. i couldn't figure out what that was. i had never experienced that before. but then after it happened, she hopped right back up in bed and with the went back to sleep. >> reporter: a state seismograph picked up the quake. >> a small earthquake. but as far as maryland goes, it's something that's a little stronger than we've experienced in recent past. most of the earthquakes are running from a sort of magnitude 1 to 2 range. >> centered between rockville, and lees
on the driver at the scene. >>> the maryland victim of the terrorist attack in uganda is in a hospital where show was flown for treatment. mike hellgren has more. >> reporter: her uncle says having her patients by her side has greatly lifted emily's spirits. classmates of emily kersetter held a prayer of support for the 16-year-old yesterday who's undergoing another surgical red your -- procedure today as she recovers from severe injuries including her legs being shattered. she had been doing missionary work with imoff verred -- impoverished children in africa. at the church in delaware, family and friends held a memorial service for the only american killed in the same suicide blast. his brother -- >> his life ended too early but we look at the few years god gave him. we're humble he was used in such a way. >> reporter: the group called al shabaab is reportedly planning more attacks. more than 70 people were killed and dozens more were wounded including five other missionaries with emily kersetter's group. this was the group's first terror attack outside of somali. the fbi is helping with s
now, it's complete coverage, it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> i'm kye jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. the thunderstorms rumbling across maryland dumping a considerable amount of rain. we caught the downpours coming down a few minutes ago. the storms are heavier with thunder and lightning and others are getting some rain. first warning weather coverage, bob turk tracking the radar, we'll start with bob >> some of the heaviest rain you will see happened this afternoon. looking at radar, we have a batch of activity, it was moving east and northeast. just north of bel-air, and another batch over the city, towards chase, another batch now finally clearing the southern area, that's going to affect the city and still looking for a possible heavy downpour, dangerous lightning. >>> with this line, the heaviest threat is the rain. even with the extreatment heat last week, they were in the upper 50s to low 60s. it's much more muggy with more moisture. when we get the thunderstorms, there's a lot of rain coming out of the thunderstorms. that's what we're seeing we could see flooding. we w
>>> hot as an oven. maryland is baking in a heat wave. how bad will it get and how long will it last. >> i'm kai jackson and mary is off. it's a summer scorcher, it's not just uncomfortable, the temperatures are dangerous. and in centennial park, people made sure they had drinks in hand. outside, it's a hot day with clouds in addition to the heat, the air is dangerous because of smog. we're live with the first warning weather coverage and bernadette woods bern and bob turk are updating the souring numbers. >> by the way, five months ago today was the first of the big blizzards, by the way. we'll look at the temperatures. the last report at 99 degrees at dwi -- bwi and the dew point is 62 and 81 at ocean city and 87 and the heat index is still around 101 degrees. 92 at ocean city and 95 at oakland. it's about miserable everywhere accept on the water. and bernadette woods is joining us from, i guess a rather warm out back with a look at the heat. >>> well, it definitely is hot outside. as anyone knows. i want to show you tomorrow, temperatures a degree or two highier and
and treatment programs. >>> before long parents will be thinking about back-to-school shopping and maryland is offering a tax free week. tax free items can't cost more than $100. among clothings not subject to taxes are pants, shirts, shoes and pajamas. >>> lindsay lohan surrendered to the court and began her jail sentence for violating probation. we have the report from outside the press son in los angeles. >> reporter: a crush of cameras and frenzied fans greeted lindsay lohan's entrance at beverly hills court this morning. her arrival at a lynwood jail was a smaller key. >> as with any inmate, ms. lohan was treated just like any other. obviously, this crowd is a little different. >> reporter: this isn't the first time lohan has been at the lynwood sentence. shower served 84 muds for -- minutes for a dwi. this time the sentence is nod -- 90. the 24-year-old apparently consulted with celebrity lawyer robert shapiro just days ago. while many think jail is what the once rising star needs to clean up drug and alcohol problems, her father does not. >> michael spent the day praying for his daug
's what people are talking about. >> the heat wave in maryland continues. and coupled with that humidity, it is downright hot out there today. wjz found many people drinking water to stay hydrated, even some people used an umbrella to stave off the beating sun. there we are. a live look outside right now, a heat advisory remains in effect. wjz has first warning weather coverage. mike hellgren has more on how the heat is affecting us. let's start with bob turk in the first warning weather center with the latest numbers. >> let's take a look. for the first time in sometime, we have a few showers and thundershowers that have popped up in a few lucky places. there you see them moving from northeast to southwest. the one, the closest i can find, between gettysburg and northwest of thurmont. another little batch south of d.c. not going to affect the maryland area. one other cell, pretty good cell near lancaster. may move into you folks in the area. hopefully we'll get some of this activity in the maryland area to give us a bit of relief. we still have an advisory in effect for this area in bal
. >>> and a maryland state trooper is arrested on child pornography charges. the trooper had more than 3000 images in his possession. investigators are concerned he may have exploited victims on the internet and texts. anyone with information, call the unit. tucker is out on $50,000 bail. >>> a man hunt is underway in harford county for the person who shot two people over the weekend and killing one of them. and sick is in the news room -- and vick is in the news room with more. >> reporter: this student was in the parking lot of bel air when she was shot. a short distance away, the police found a 25-year-old man's body. she may have been struck by a stray bullet. she snuck out of the house to go to a party. >>> and bel air has had only two murders in the last 27 years. >>> right now, the search is on for a man who vanished after swimming in a local reservoir. weijia jiang has more. >> reporter: crews have been out here since 9:00 this morning and the search is tricky because of the conditions of the water. early monday morn, multiple teams continued the efforts to locate the body of the young man
complete coverage, it's wjz, maryland's news station. >>> blamed and threatened for the gulf oil spill, bp's ceo steps aside >> who is the company's new leader and how it will affect the cleanup. >> i'm mary bubala. >> i'm kye jackson here's what people will be talking about >>> he became the one to pass the blame of the worst environmental disaster. the look at the oil well that caused the disaster. tony hayward's announcement comes on the same day that bp posted their losses >> reporter: america getting ready to take the reigns as they promise they will make things right in the gulf >> spent the last three months on the coast and i will focus on the relationships and in washington >> reporter: the oil giant's first non-british ceo stood with tony hayward. he took over the response to the spill last month and the effort is about to enter a critical phase. they plan to pump mud and cement through the cap on the well to start the static kill. gulf coast residents are hopeful it will be seal perm independently and the gulf c cleaned up >> he knows the coast real well, i think it's
and hot with an oven-like breeze. wjz has complete coverage. weijia jiang has more with more maryland heat-related deaths. but first, bob turk. >> we've had so many days like this in summer. it's beginning to sound like a broken record. 97, bwi marshall. that so far is the highest i've seen today. 86 in oakland. dew point, 69. remember, yesterday at this hour, it was only 61. and that combination gives you a heat index of 103 here in hagerstown. 100 in ocean city. high, high temperatures and heat index. we have advisories almost everywhere. excessive heat watch and excessive heat warnings. into the evening hours. for a large, large area of maryland and southern p.a. and southern virginia as well. >>> our first warning weather coverage continues, with weijia jiang, she's live in windsor mill with more on the tollthe weather is taking on maryland. >>> it is nothing short of miserable out here. and officials warn because it only going to get worse, it is only going to get more risky to spend more time outside. >> marylanders struggle to keep cool. >> i felt like i could just collapse out here
are dealing with record-breaking heat. and it is blanketing maryland. emergency personnel and power companies are ready to respond to any problems on charles street in towson, you can see the heat shimmering in the air, above these construction workers. and outside right now, it is downright stifling, to use a term from denise koch. it is like the breath of the devil. [ laughter ] i love that line. what more can you say to that? wjz is live with first warning weather. mike hellgren with more on how everyone is trying to stay cool. but first, bob turk with new record -- a new record high set just today. bob? >> justice came -- just came in about two seconds ago. our computer hadn't even had a chance to update it. just one second ago, bwi marshall, just got to 105. 105 degrees at the airport. many places at least 100. ocean city, only 88. oakland, a cool 84. and the heat index. however, the dew point, we did drop today. the heat index, this is as of a few minutes ago, was 104. essentially. there's really no heat index with the humidity as low as it is. but easton is up to 106. ocean city feels
-related deaths in maryland. one victim died this week in baltimore city. the other died in june. both were elderly and had underlying medical conditions. they were found in homes without air conditioning. that brings the total of heat- related deaths this year to 10. >>> meanwhile, the summer's hot temperatures are bringing big trouble across the state. about two-thirds of maryland are in an agricultural drought declaration. they are described as moderate drought to abnormally dry. let's look live outside right now. and looking at the big flags on federal hill. and you can see the drivers outside today. and i don't know about rain. let's go to the weather center now. bob turk is tracking live doppler radar. bob? >> we have showers around. not anything in the baltimore region. east of us, and west of us, right now, we're kind of caught in between. but looks like things will be improving tonight and tomorrow. a few showers over the eastern shore. a little down around the salisbury. not a whole lot. but the bulk of the activity going on out west. region. that's where the bulk of our rain woul
news. >>> giving maryland's best breathing room that's as we continue. >>> attempted carjacking caught on tape. they need to find the victim. we'll explain. >>> serial killer suspect. latest on a murderer who targets mothers and daughters in maryland. we continue with vic after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it is 4:30 and sunny. and thanks for staying with us. and police identify a serial killer. he is responsible for mother- daughter murders in prince george's county. whit johnson reports for wjz news. >> reporter: place say that jason thomas scott is a serial kill weir the blood of five women on his hands. on tuesday the former ups worker was indicted in the murders of two of the women. >> we'll seek life without parole. >> reporter: he murdered a 42- year-old delores dewit and her daughter ebony. their bodies were found in a stolen car after it had been set on fire. scott is the prime suspect in three other prince george's county maryland murders including karen and her daughter who were found shot to death in their home in january of last year. and in 2008. another woman was gun
for thousands of customers and killing one woman. >> a strong freak storm swept through maryland in a hurry sun afternoon leaving damage and killing one woman in prince georges county. >> i was told that the tree fell down as the claw was coming through. >> two women were inside the minivan. some of the washington d.c. suburbs got hit the hardest. >> it kind of blew in from nowhere and winds were swirling. i didn't see any funnel clouds. >> the storm knocked out power to 88 88,000 customers taking out power poles. >> it was pretty scary. >> the winds started snapping trees as bob ran for cover. >> i could see the trees coming down. and then small stuff was blowing down that way. but these were coming down one after another, i thought it would be more structural damage >> the strong chimney kept a tree from crashing the house, other fallen trees did plenty of damage in a brief storm that will leave some with lasting memories >> i am feeling so lucky. trying not to look at the dent in the car that is that far from where i was sitting. some are still out in prince georges county. the coast guard
>>> passenger rights, a nightmare for commuters, prompted a maryland congressman to take action. >> i'm mary bubala. people are talking about, angry hot and frustrated passenger. problems continue to plating riders. now congressman dutch ruppersberger is bringing a commuter's bill of rights to washington. >> the horror stories of airplanes holding passengers on and on tarmacs and runways, led to a passenger bill of rights for passengers. the breakdown left 900 passengers stranded in sweltering conditions, no air- conditioning, no relief. >> there was no air- conditioning, no electricity. >> no one is in control of the marc commuter system. >> reporter: that prompted congressman dutch ruppersberger to introduce a bill guaranteeing a passenger bill rough rights. >> it requires them to provide passenger with adequate foorksd water, restroom, ventilation and medical services as well as a time frame under which passengers can exit the vehicle after three hours. >> i think it's a great idea. i would hate to be on that plane. >> reporter: they don't expect that legislation to leave the
triggered triggered this chain reaction crash. >>> judgment day for the maryland judge who deflated the woman's tire. his punishment for fighting for a parking space. >>> how much hotter will it get? get the updated first warning forecast. >>> wjz is always o. for the top stories, check wjz.com. [ male announcer ] achin' for steak & bacon? try the subway steak & bacon melt. and build your better breakfast with the new steak and bacon muffin melt with, oh yeah, bacon. crank up the flavor at subway. ♪ [ female announcer ] you choose the cutest outfits. which free detergent are you washing them in? switch to tide free & gentle. no other free detergent is milder on skin. and unlike the leading free detergent, tide free & gentle removes more residue from dirt, food, and stains. so you can be confident about every outfit you put her in, even the ones she chooses. tide free & gentle. style is an option. clean is not. also look for downy and bounce free. >>> tim, they're talking about it. could feel like 110 degrees alt some point. >> hot enough to fry an egg on the ground. >> steam a cra
of this storm system spiraling out of this system. up in northeast maryland now. we'll take you closer, rising sun down toward conowingo. and then move over toward white hawk. and over near monkton, down near butler. head over to the panhandle of west virginia, over near martinsburg and hagerstown. and you see really what is the last bit of rain that is moving on through the region. we'll talk about how much we got. and we'll give you totals around the region in just the last 24 hours. in your complete updated first warning forecast coming up here shortly. >>> stay with wjz for first warning weather coverage. for instant updates and a live look at radar, log onto wjz.com. >>> an ellicott city girl, severely injured in a terrorist bombing in uganda is on the road to recovery. she just underwent major surgery on her leg in south africa. wjz has the story. mike hellgren has more in catonsville, where emily kerstetter and family just wrapped up a prayer vigil for her. >> for the first time, they spoke publicly about the attack on his knees. it appears doctors were able to save both of her legs. th
>>> battling the heat. >> maryland suffers through another 100-degree day. is there relief in sight? >> i'm kai jackson. and i'm mary but bal a. here's what people are talk -- bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> this record-breaking heat has people doing anything to keep cool. baltimore has opened up cooling centers. downtown, joggers braved the outdoors at fells point this morning, while others cooled down with a frozen treat. outside now, temperatures are in the triple digits. that's a new record for today. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob turk and meteorologist bernadette woods have the update. >> the record previous to this afternoon was 99. we blew that out just after lunchtime. take a look at the warnings around the region. still for tonight. until late tonight, we still have the excessive heat warnings. and red flag warnings also for fire danger and heat advisory for most all areas, until late tonight. warm temperatures, 101. just coming in at 1 vanish 1 -- 101. 101 in elkton. 101 in washington. make it a little higher. 86 in ocean city. and a
people on a maryland highway just over a year ago, has been ruled accidental. the ntsb's new report says it was difficult last july 23rd when the chopper went down. the crash killed the 24-year- old pilot, jeffrey nordawes and his three passengers. >>> rangers are boosting patrols. crews have located the body of 23-year-old quinton robinson, who drowned yesterday morning. baltimore county officials say robinson and two friends went fishing and went under and never resurfaced. rangers want people to know it is illegal and incredibly dangerous to swim in our local reservoirs. >>> three men have been killed in a bombing that killed a johns hopkins doctor and a maryland teen. >> reporter: well, kai, three men have been charged with 89 counts in the july 11th attack. 76 people were killed in the twin explosions in kampala. a somali militant group has ties to al qaeda. the blast shattered both legs of emily kerstetter. a 16-year-old from ellicott city. she's still recovering from a hospital in south africa. and a recent graduate, nathan hen was killed while doing aid. a memorial will be held t
it's wjz, maryland's news station. >>> alex spares texas but the rare june hurricane drenches the lone-star state and slams into mexico with deadly results. >>> hi, everybody, i'm mary bubala >> i'm kye jackson >> in texas, the first hurricane of the season brings only heavy rain and scattered flooding. we begin on south padre island. this south pad padre allen is taking down the protection he is glad he didn't need. the first atlantic hurricane of the season brushed south texas as it made land fall in new mexico. in monterey, two people are dead. south padre saw winds strong enough to shut down the only bridge on to the island and flooding streets >> it's mainly water >> water >> reporter: as alex moves over land, flash floods are still a concern the family hit the beach after weathererring the storm in their hotel. they were prepared for worse >> i made friends with the people higher up, we were on the second floor i had a plan to go up if things got bad >> waves knocked the seaweed on to the sand if you had your reservations use them, if you don't, make them >> reporte
. not in maryland at this point. we do still have the chance for storms to develop in the next few hours. but hopefully to nothing of yesterday's point. if we could just show the graphic. the heat is still a major factor here. we're at 92 degrees. when you factor in the high humidity, it feels like 108. we will have that forecast for you coming up. >>> baltimore county police arrest a pasadena man for leaving a 5-year-old boy in a locked car. suzanne collins is in the newsroom with more on the suspect and the child's condition. suzanne? >>> mary, 25-year-old hector bedoya hernandez is charged with second-degree child abuse. police were called in sunday morning. a shopper called 911 when she noticed the child inside the locked chevy tahoe. the weather was above 97 degrees. the fire department broke the window and pulled the child out. the child was treated at st. agnes and released to his mother. >> all right, suzanne. thank you. the suspect is out on $25,000 bail. >>> a 5-year-old city boy is recovering today after running into traffic and being hit by a police car. the mark patrol car s
's what people are talking about. >> severe storms blew through maryland today. and more are coming through right now. the afternoon storm earlier today, about 1:30, brought high winds, heavy rain, and lightning to north baltimore. outside right now, it is still so steamy, and no new storms are tearing through right now. you can tell some of the clouds. meteorologist tim williams is here with updated numbers from first warning weather. tim? >> let's go right to first warning live doppler radar. just within the last 30 seconds, the highlighted area you see in the center of your scream is a thunderstorm warning in effect until 4:45. very strong storms have been rolling through the region. and when they come through, they bring torrential downpours, really drenching rains and gusting winds. and very, very strong storms at least for a short time. then they move on out. sitting down near vienna and cambridge. and salisbury, very strong storms. this is going to be the case this afternoon. take a look at your watches and warnings. take a look at the highlighted area. a severe thunderstorm
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